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DarioV reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #797 Apr 18, 2018
8.0

Good start of a (hopefully) memorable story to end Slott's long run. Immonen's art was well done, especially in some of the Spidey panels and Osborn's creepy scenes. Slott manages to make a good bulid-up, even though maybe a tad too explanatory.

Amazing Spider-Man #797

By: Dan Slott, Stuart Immonen
Released: Mar 7, 2018

GO DOWN SWINGING Part 1
The Green Goblin is back - and scarier than ever! Dan Slott has saved his most harrowing Spider-Man story for last as he and Stuart Immonen kick off the AMAZING SPIDER-MAN story ten years in the making. Osborn got his crazy back and has a plan that'll make all his past plans look like child's play. Peter Parker and the p...

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DarioV reviewed The Mighty Thor #704 Apr 18, 2018
9.5

A REALLY solid issue. The urgency of Asgardia being destroyed is paralleled with Jane's own inner despair and will to fight in a beautiful way.

The Mighty Thor #704

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Feb 21, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 5
•  Jane's cancer has taken a turn for the worse. But while she faces the enemy of her body...
•  The Mangog ravages Asgardia!
•  Odin and his son unite to take on the Ultimate Judgment. But without their mightiest warrior, the time of gods may come to an end.
•  The Death of the M...

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DarioV reviewed Infinity Countdown #1 Apr 17, 2018
8.0

It was a bit confusing for me since I haven't been following the Guardians series lately, but overall engaging and with a couple of awesome twists.

Infinity Countdown #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Aaron Kuder
Released: Mar 7, 2018

The Saga of the Infinity Stones begins!
As the Infinity Stones reappear around the cosmos, the ultimate race for power is on!! Battles will be fought, blood will be spilled, lives will be lost... all as the greatest cosmic heroes and villains vie for possession of the Power Stone, towering over a remote asteroid, somehow grown to the size of a...

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bucswin611 reviewed Mister Miracle #7 Mar 14, 2018
10

THIS is how you integrate background lore and a modern narrative. Knowing that Gerads was having a child when this issue was being completed... It seems like it's written for the creative team, and we're just lucky to get to read it. Utterly spectacular in its mundanity.

Mister Miracle #7

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Mar 14, 2018

Mister Miracle and Big Barda are in a panic. The war with Apokolips isn't going well. And it's Barda's turn to have her past come crashing back into her present as the Female Furies appear on the scene with blood on their minds. Continuing the acclaimed miniseries that Entertainment Weekly called "by far the best comic on the stands right now."

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Grifter reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 12, 2018
10

Darkseid doesn’t do.

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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kairos07 reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Jan 10, 2018
10

WARNING: SCOTT WILL GET RID OF THE CIGAR BOXES NOW

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

DarioV reviewed Mister Miracle #6 Apr 12, 2018
9.0

Yet another incredible issue. Gerads surpassed himself and the two plot-twists at the end are incredible. It would be great now to get some clearer answers in the "Darkseid is" deal.

Mister Miracle #6

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Jan 10, 2018

The hit miniseries reaches the emotional conclusion of its first arc! Scott Free returns to New Genesis to face his punishment, but instead finds the whole world has been flipped upside down. Mister Miracle and Big Barda battle their way through monsters and New Gods to get to the Highfather, but once they reach Orion's throne room, they learn that...

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DarioV rated Mister Miracle #5 Apr 12, 2018
9.5

Mister Miracle #5

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Dec 13, 2017

How do you spend your last night on Earth? Why, with the one you love, of course! Having been condemned to death by the new Highmaster, Mister Miracle is going to have to return to New Genesis for his execution. Before he does, he and Big Barda go on one last date. But if Scott Free truly is infected by Darkseid, as Orion says, you can bet some dar...

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DarioV reviewed Mister Miracle #4 Apr 11, 2018
9.0

Incredible writing from mr. King here.

Mister Miracle #4

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Nov 8, 2017

It's the trial of Mister Miracle! Orion and Lightray are convinced that Scott has become infected with Anti-Life and is working against them to bring down New Genesis. Scott must succumb to their interrogation and physical challenges to prove he's not what they say he is...but how do you speak truth to people who don't want to believe?

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DarioV rated Thanos #13 Apr 10, 2018
8.5

Thanos #13

By: Donny Cates, Geoff Shaw
Released: Nov 22, 2017

THANOS WINS Part 1
Ask the most powerful beings in the Marvel Universe how they fear the universe will end, and in their most honest moment, they will answer with two words... THANOS WINS. Now... see what happens when he does.PLUS: Includes 3 bonus MARVEL PRIMER PAGES!
Parental Advisory

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DarioV rated Marvel Two-In-One #5 Apr 6, 2018
7.0

Marvel Two-In-One #5

By: Chip Zdarsky, Valerio Schiti
Released: Apr 4, 2018

  FATE OF THE FOUR Part 5
•  The Multiverse itself is on the brink of destruction! Ben and Johnny rise up to and stop the ultimate threat of two of their greatest foes!
Rated T

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DarioV reviewed Avengers #675 Apr 5, 2018
7.5

For the most part this issue is the typical superhero team crisis setup, with things crushing to the ground and exploding all over the world. In the very last pages, though, everything gets very, VERY interesting, capitalizing on a detail from "Marvel Legacy" I hadn't noticed at all!

Avengers #675

By: Mark Waid, Pepe Larraz
Released: Jan 10, 2018

NO SURRENDER Part 1
AVENGERS goes WEEKLY for the stunning sixteen-part saga that will write the end of an era!
The Earth has been STOLEN! The sky burns while mysterious cosmic objects crash down from above, wreaking havoc across the world! The Avengers are the last line of defense between Earth and the mysterious forces threatening to tear ...

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DarioV rated Mister Miracle #3 Apr 4, 2018
8.5

Mister Miracle #3

By: Tom King, Mitch Gerads
Released: Oct 11, 2017

The groundbreaking new series from the creators of The Sherriff of Babylon and BATMAN #14-15 continues. The insanity of war is the insanity of Mister Miracle. Darkseid and Orion's forces clash violently on the battlefields of New Genesis. Stained with blood and glory, the New Gods fight on. As they move closer to victory, Scott and Barda begin to s...

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DarioV rated Detective Comics #976 Mar 31, 2018
8.0

Detective Comics #976

By: James Tynion IV, Javi Fernandez
Released: Mar 14, 2018

"BATMEN ETERNAL" part one! With his team completely shattered, Batman must confront Red Robin about the future of their partnership...if there even is one!

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DarioV reviewed The Mighty Thor #703 Mar 31, 2018
8.5

Good psychological insight, awesome Mangog shenanigans, beautiful art as always.

The Mighty Thor #703

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Jan 17, 2018

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR  Part 4
•  The Mangog has come to Asgardia. But as every god assembles to meet him, there is one noticeable absence.
•  Where is Thor? Where is Jane Foster?
•  Without their mightiest hero, who among the Asgardians can face the wrath of a billion murdered beings--and survive?
Rated T+

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DarioV added The Mighty Thor (2015) to their pull list Mar 31, 2018

The Mighty Thor (2015)

When DR. JANE FOSTER lifts the mystic hammer Mjolnir, she is transformed into the Goddess of Thunder, THE MIGHTY THOR! Her enemies are many, as Asgard descends further into chaos and war threatens to spread throughout the Ten Realms. Yet her greatest battle will be against a far more personal foe: the cancer that is killing her mortal form.

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DarioV rated The Mighty Thor #702 Mar 30, 2018
8.0

The Mighty Thor #702

By: Jason Aaron, Russell Dauterman
Released: Dec 20, 2017

THE DEATH OF THE MIGHTY THOR Part 3
As the War of the Realms continues to spread, Jane Foster has finally had enough. Will she rally the Asgardians in time to save their home? Or has Odin's arrogance doomed them all?  And as if total war wasn't enough, there's also the impending arrival of the unstoppable Mangog. Can even a guest appearance b...

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DarioV reviewed Doomsday Clock #4 Mar 28, 2018
9.0

Superb origin story, great analogies and connections to Kovacs' own life and absolutely beautifu. art as always. Just a tad more plot progression (considering it's a bimestral) would've been nice.

Doomsday Clock #4

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Mar 28, 2018

The series you thought you'd never see reaches its fourth issue with a shocking revelation about the aftermath of Ozymandias' actions and how they reach into even the darkest corners of the DC Universe. Don't miss the latest chapter by the acclaimed team of writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank!

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DarioV reviewed Dark Nights: Metal #6 Mar 28, 2018
5.0

Barely acceptable. Like most Snyder comics the ending is a let down and this is no different. The whole event was a messy mash-up of things that make no sense, classic deus ex machina scenarios, where for no reason Barbatos always has a plan and for no reason the heroes always have a way to counter it. This story doesn't have plot holes, because it has no plot: everything happens exactly at the co more

Dark Nights: Metal #6

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Mar 28, 2018

All roads lead...to darkness. In the devastating and epic conclusion to DC's cataclysmic event series, heroes from across the universe make their final charge into the unknown to battle the forces of the Dark Multiverse! Space and time, dreams and nightmares, all will collide - and what is left at the end will leave the DC Universe irrevocably chan...

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Akshay - Mar 28, 2018

then you didn't understand the concept

DarioV - Mar 28, 2018

Could be. What am I missing?

7.5

This might be the most WTF issue amongst the Dark Nights Metal issues so far, and that's really something. As a reader who doesn't follow slavishly everything, this was pretty hard to follow, but I understand the grand scale of the story demands difficult concepts and wild reality-bending moments. The ending was pretty great.
Art was inconsistent, with beautiful panels alternated with manga-s more

Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt #1

By: Scott Snyder, Doug Mahnke
Released: Feb 14, 2018

Continued from the pages of the bestselling DARK NIGHTS: METAL! The Dark Knights ride through the farthest reaches of the Multiverse to track down the unlikeliest of teams: The Flash, Cyborg, Raven and Detective Chimp. The mission: keep these heroes from completing their desperate quest to save all of existence! Plus, Challengers' Mountain crackles...

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DarioV reviewed Infinity Countdown: Prime #1 Feb 24, 2018
7.5

The usual recap episode before a huge event like this one. Small pieces of dialogue, the best of which is undoubtedly the one between Loki and Logan, a few shocking moments and... more recap.

I liked the final section where the whole story of the stones is explained. It's good to refresh these old stories and remind everyone that they are still inside the writers' minds.

Infinity Countdown: Prime #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Deodato
Released: Feb 21, 2018

Contains 30 pages of all-new story from Gerry Duggan and Mike Deodato Jr, with additional bonus content! This brand-new story is the beginning of the saga fans won't want to miss.

The Infinity Stones. Individually, they grant their wielder great power. Together, they grant the power of a god. Newly reformed and scattered throughout the uni...

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DarioV reviewed Hawkman: Found #1 Feb 24, 2018
7.5

Lemire is always good, but this issue felt a little like a "filler" for the overall "DN: Metal" story than an actually relevant one. The inner monologue is a common narrative tecnique, and here it works decently. Art by Bryan Hitch is very good (although it should be, for a one-shot) and after all it's interesting to understand what's going on inside the monster protecting the Dark Forge.

Hawkman: Found #1

By: Jeff Lemire, Bryan Hitch
Released: Dec 27, 2017

One of DC'S greatest heroes is missing! No one has seen or heard from Carter Hall-a.k.a. Hawkman-in years. Reincarnated repeatedly since the dawn of humanity, Hawkman has spent his many lives uncovering history's most fantastic mysteries, and now he has become one himself! Take a journey into the one of the darkest corners of the DC Universe as a m...

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8.5

Infinity Countdown: Adam Warlock #1

By: Gerry Duggan, Mike Allred
Released: Feb 7, 2018

ADAM WARLOCK IS BACK! Reborn from the realm of the dead, Adam has come seeking the Soul Stone...and the truth about what it did to Him! His guide through this Infinity Quest is none other than...Kang the Conqueror?!? Be there as Adam begins down the dark trail sure to lead him into the heart of the mystery of the Infinity Stones...
Rated T+

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DarioV rated Batman #33 Feb 22, 2018
8.0

Batman #33

By: Tom King, Joelle Jones
Released: Oct 18, 2017

"A DREAM OF ME" part 1! Following his marriage proposal to Catwoman, Batman leaves Gotham City on a quest of renewal and redemption. As he travels and fights, he encounters members of his family-each disturbed by Batman's journey, each ready to stand in his way, each ready to push back against Batman's stubborn determination to evolve into somethin...

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DarioV rated Batman #32 Feb 22, 2018
8.5

Batman #32

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Oct 4, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" finale! This is the finale everyone will be talking about for years to come! In BATMAN #24, we gave you the question; in BATMAN #32, you get the answer. As the Riddler and The Joker desperately fight for supremacy in Gotham City, Batman reveals how far he had to go to end the war. Now, knowing Batman's greatest sin, C...

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DarioV rated Batman #31 Feb 22, 2018
8.5

Batman #31

By: Tom King, Mikel Janin
Released: Sep 20, 2017

"THE WAR OF JOKES AND RIDDLES" part five! It's tough to beat the two biggest puzzlemakers in the world at their own game, and Batman's gambits have only pulled him deeper into the moral quagmire where the Riddler and The Joker do their dirty work. All of Gotham City hangs in the balance as Batman faces the ultimate conundrum: are brainteasers bette...

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DarioV reviewed Sweet Tooth #1 Feb 22, 2018
8.0

Amongst indie comics, "Sweet Tooth" opens with a story that's pretty standard under many aspects, but actually very interesting under others. Cool art as well.

Sweet Tooth #1

By: Jeff Lemire
Released: Sep 2, 2009

From out of the deep woods and the mind of acclaimed indie cartoonist Jeff Lemire (THE NOBODY, The Essex County Trilogy) comes a new Vertigo monthly ongoing series like no other! After being raised in total isolation, Gus a boy born with deer-like antlers is left to survive in an American landscape devastated a decade earlier by an inexplicable p...

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DarioV reviewed Batman #30 Feb 10, 2018
8.5

Beautiful art and, as usual, an amazing and painful characterization of the new best Batman baddie of all time: Kite Man. King should be proud of himself for bringing to life such an incredible sort-of villain to the canon.

Batman #30

By: Tom King, Clay Mann
Released: Sep 6, 2017

"THE BALLAD OF KITE MAN" part two! In our second "War of Jokes and Riddles" interlude, it's the making of a super-villain! He's been pushed by Batman to snitch on The Joker, and cajoled by The Joker to betray Batman-now, the flunky who would be Kite Man finally snaps. He's lost everything, and a life of crime is the only way to go.

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DarioV rated Dark Nights: Metal #5 Feb 7, 2018
8.5

Dark Nights: Metal #5

By: Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo
Released: Jan 31, 2018

The Justice League faces the final extinguishing of our world, invaded on all sides by unimaginable nightmares, fueled on to the edge of oblivion only by the belief that there must be a light in the endless darkness-somewhere. But...what if there's not?  
FOIL-STAMPED, EMBOSSED COVER
RATED T+

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DarioV rated Doomsday Clock #3 Feb 7, 2018
8.5

Doomsday Clock #3

By: Geoff Johns, Gary Frank
Released: Jan 24, 2018

The story takes a turn in the third chapter of this 12-issue series you never thought you'd see, from writer Geoff Johns and artist Gary Frank.
RATED T+

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